Art and creativity inspired by Anatomy and Science
The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses covers the worlds most important charnel sites. ‘ranging from the crypts of the Capuchin monasteries in Italy and the skull-encrusted columns of the ossuary in Évora in Portugal, to the strange tomb of a 1960s wealthy Peruvian nobleman decorated with the exhumed skeletons of his Spanish ancestors’
The author Paul Koudounaris is giving a lecture for Hendrick’s Lecture series with The Last Tuesday Society on 7th February 2012 in London. You can read more about the book and obtain information on how to attend the lecture here.